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The Shrewsbury Public Library is committed to meeting the State and Town of Shrewsbury guidelines and ensuring the safety and well-being of staff and patrons while providing essential services. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we regularly evaluate our services and strive to provide excellent service to our community!

Beginning Tuesday, June 1st, 2021:

We're very excited to welcome patrons back to the library without prior appointments starting Tuesday, June 1st. Patrons can come in between 10:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday – Saturday to browse and check out books and other materials. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, we have extended hours from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
 
  • Though computer reservations are no longer required, users may make a reservation if they wish. Computer use sessions will have a maximum duration of two hours.
  • We are committed to the library being a safe space for everyone. Young children and their families are daily visitors at our library. As most children are not yet eligible to be vaccinated, we require that all staff and patrons continue to wear masks when inside the library regardless of vaccination status.
  • Occupancy is limited to maintain social distancing. We will keep monitoring the traffic and take action if we notice there are too many people in any section.
  • We request that patrons be courteous to others by limiting the time of their visit. At this time there is no congregating, lingering or gathering.
  • Please call (508)-841-8609, or email splreference@cwmars.org , or splcirc@cwmars.org with any questions.


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Virtual Programs and Remote Reference Assistance

We continue to plan and offer virtual programs for children and adults to enjoy. You can see the whole list on our on-line calendar.

Children’s Story times are on Facebook Live! Please check out the library’s Youtube channel and enjoy the creative offerings of our talented staff!

Please sign-up for our e-Newsletter to receive up-to-date information. There are mailing lists for general Library information, Children's services, and Young Adult services.

Please call 508-841-8533 or email splreference@cwmars.org or splcirc@cwmars.org with any questions.

For reliable, up-to-date information about COVID-19, the Shrewsbury Public Library is providing the following page of online resources.

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In the interest of creating an accurate historical record of daily life in Shrewsbury during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Shrewsbury Public Library is currently collecting photos of day-to-day activities and displaying them on its Flickr page.  If you would like to submit some of your own photos, please send them to splreference@cwmars.org with a brief description.
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Sunday Sponsorship Update 6-8-2021


Thank you to our generous donors who provided a season of Sunday hours, October 4, 2020 through May 23, 2021.
Providing four Sundays:
  • Dr. B. Dale and Mrs. Melanie Magee
  • Olive I. and Anthony A. Borgatti Jr. Donor-Advised Fund of the Greater Worcester Community Foundation
Providing two Sundays:
  • Dean Park Grill & Pizza
Providing one Sunday each are:
  • The Bachini Family in memory of Ruth Seward
  • The Del Dotto grandchildren: Drea, Dylan, and Devin
  • Friends of the Library in memory of former library director Bonnie O’Brien
  • In loving memory of Buckie Somers
  • In memory of James A. Heedles
  • In memory of Marsha Williams
  • John P. Collins and Nancy Hughes in memory of Dr. John P. Collins
  • Kathleen and David Rocheleau
  • Maureen Fujimori in honor of Eileen Mooney Evans
  • Olivia, Peg and Don Harbert
  • Pam Osborn in memory of Harry Der Harootunian
  • Rotary Club of Shrewsbury
  • Selectman Beth Casavant
  • Shrewsbury Garden Club
  • Shrewsbury Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
  • Southgate at Shrewsbury
  • One anonymous donor
You can help reach a full season of Sundays (October 3, 2021 through May 23, 2022). The cost for sponsoring one Sunday is $800. If you send in your sponsorship before October 1, 2021, the cost would be $750. The form to become a Sunday sponsor may be found here.  Please contact the Library Director at (508) 841-8537 or email prathnam@shrewsburyma.gov if you wish to provide a sponsorship or need more information.